A Filipina domestic was comatose after falling from the 4th floor flat in Hong Kong.
The victim was immediately taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital following her accident while inside her employer’s flat at the Regal Court, 94 Waterloo Road, near Kowloon City on July 23.
The Hong Kong police stated that they have received a report around 1:49 pm stating that a woman was lying on the ground and it was suspected that she fell from her employer’s flat on the 4th floor of the building.
The identity of the woman was not released to the public but it was made certain that she is from the Philippines. There are claims that the woman fell to the ground while she was cleaning the window of her employer’s flat, but this instance is still being verified and investigated. The possibility of suicide is also nearly impossible because she didn’t leave any suicide notes.
The welfare office is in touch with the victim’s employer since the incident.
“When the employer was told that the report we received said the subject reportedly fell from the fourth floor while cleaning the window, she did not refute,” says Tamayao, a welfare officer. “However, (this is still) under police investigation.”
According to the Hong Kong regulations stated in the employment contract of FDHs, it is prohibited to let domestic workers clean the windows of high-rise buildings.
Additionally, once proven that the employer made the domestic helper clean the windows from outside, he will be held liable for compensation in case injuries or death is acquired upon doing the said dangerous act.